Just one glance at these headlines and you can easily see why Congress would look to the Catholic Church for moral leadership on the issue of abortion. As the Republican Taliban celebrates passage of HR 358, drastically restricting the ability of women to get insurance coverage for abortion—or even emergency care–other celebrants include the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In their righteous search to control women’s lives thank GOD Congressmen have the guidance of a church that excommunicated the doctor who provided an abortion for a nine year old Brazilian rape victim, but had no sanctions against the rapist. Thank GOD they are led by a church in which the ordination of a woman is a grave sin—on a par with the molestation of a child. Thank GOD they are the puppets of a church that claims the right of supposedly celibate men to control the most intimate aspects of a woman’s life including whether or not she uses birth control and how many children she has. And a church that, thank GOD, doesn’t seem particularly concerned with the role of men in any of this.
If the United States Congress didn’t have this leadership they would be forced to fall back on their own hatred of women.
Damn. Come to think of it, that could be enough.